Are w/c Ball Pythons still being offered?

JPD

Arachnobaron
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I have been out of the snakes for close to 10 years and am finding my way back. I am curious....years ago, the majority of the Ball Pythons (normal) were wildcaughts in varying sizes.
Do they still import them?
 

sick4x4

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yes but it is becoming a rarity what you have to watch out for is farm raised....mostly for ticks
 

Mushroom Spore

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Yeah, there are still wild-caught/captive-hatched/etc babies in large numbers, and they're all still in pretty crappy shape. Most of them still die. The bad care they get at chain pet stores doesn't help any.

Easily avoided by finding a private breeder instead. :) There have been cases of pet shops with ignorant or simply greedy employees who lied about whether or not a snake was captive bred. :mad:
 

JPD

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Yeah, there are still wild-caught/captive-hatched/etc babies in large numbers, and they're all still in pretty crappy shape. Most of them still die. The bad care they get at chain pet stores doesn't help any.

Easily avoided by finding a private breeder instead. :) There have been cases of pet shops with ignorant or simply greedy employees who lied about whether or not a snake was captive bred. :mad:
I am hoping to find some adults at some point in hopes of, (once they have been treated for parasites and de-ticked), breeding them and possibly getting some strange pattern or something not yet seen.
Boy....what a pioneer I am;)
Only just imagining how exciting it must have been for the first person to hatch-out some eggs to see an albino babe in the bunch.
Not much of a purist here.....sorry.
 

Schlyne

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You're better off getting captive bred snakes anyway. Often wild caught adults either refuse to feed entirely or are extremely poor feeders in captivity...not to mention possibly carrying parasites.
 

sick4x4

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I am hoping to find some adults at some point in hopes of, (once they have been treated for parasites and de-ticked), breeding them and possibly getting some strange pattern or something not yet seen.
Boy....what a pioneer I am;)
Only just imagining how exciting it must have been for the first person to hatch-out some eggs to see an albino babe in the bunch.
Not much of a purist here.....sorry.
heres a link to where i got mines.....http://www.ballpythonmorphs.com/index.html
great group and they really know what they are doing.......
 
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